Birkbeck Primary School

School Meals

Lunches, Fruit and Milk

Pupils may either bring a packed lunch to school or have a cooked meal. At the start of each half-term parents will be requested to state whether their child wishes to have a school meal or bring a packed lunch from home.  The children are required to remain with the chosen option for the whole half term except in exceptional circumstances where written permission is requested from parents. 

Most children have a hot school meal, prepared on site in our kitchen from fresh ingredients daily by cooks from Harrisons, our school caterers. We encourage all children to have a hot school meal. Daily meal options include:

  • Meat or fish
  • Vegetarian choice
  • Freshly baked bread
  • Salad bar
  • Dessert and/or fresh fruit

Meals are planned around a three-week menu cycle, meeting all government dietary requirements for schools.  Take a look at our current menu below.

Meals are served and eaten in the main school hall. Children eat together with their friends.

Cool Milk and KS1 Registration

Our School milk scheme is provided by “Cool Milk”.  This scheme is available to all of our pupils and we would like to invite you to register your child. 

School milk is free for all under-fives and children who are entitled to Free School Meals, and is subsidised for pupils aged five and over at around £15.00 per full term (approximately 12 weeks).

Cool Milk Scheme Letter

Cool Milk and KS1 Fruit

Registration form for Free School Meals and Pupil Premium

Free School Meals Registration Form

Universal Free School Meals KS1

All Reception and Key Stage 1 pupils are entitled to a free school meal as part of the Government Infant Universal Free School meals scheme.

School Meals KS2

For KS2 pupils, school meal payments are made in advance using the ParentMail system.  You may pay weekly, termly or half-termly. We appreciate your support in making payments electronically. However, if it is not possible to make payments online, cash and cheque payments can be sent to the school office via your child in a named, sealed envelope. Any cheques should be made payable to ‘Birkbeck Primary School’. 

Spring/Summer Term 2021 Dinner Menu


Harrison Catering

We recognise that a small number of children can get an allergic reaction or intolerance to a commonly eaten food and we are obviously concerned about this and try to make sure they are served with food which is safe for them to eat.  We follow guidance from the Food Standards Agency and we consider that proper communication and exchange of accurate information between everyone concerned is the key area to allow the food allergy or intolerance to be managed in the best interests of these children.

Harrison's Food Allergy and Intolerances Letter

Harrisons Food Allergy & Intolerance Management Form

Harrison's Website

 Special meal events

We have a number of special lunchtime events to celebrate different aspects of the curriculum or wider community.